Donald Long has been at the forefront of the drag radial community for about a decade now. Today is no different, as he announced yet another ground breaking event in the radial world.
It's unusual that our phones start melt down mode in the middle of a Wednesday afternoon, but when Donald announces a $100k race, all the phones start ringing and news spreads fast. So let's look at what the highlighted details are.
The first thing we know is that Mickey Thompson Tires is the one stepping up with Donald to make this happen. This will be a two day race, Friday and Saturday only. The race will be held at the one and only place Donald feel could handle an event like this, the famous South Georgia Motorsports Park.
Next, we know that Donald is upping the ante when it comes to drag racing purses. It was announced today that the payout for the 16 car field will be a staggering $101,000.00 in cold hard cash. I spoke to Donald over the phone this afternoon and he stated that he is having to updated the committed list over and over. As far as qualifying goes, there will be qualifying rounds, and the top 16 will get to run for the $101,000. If there are enough cars outside the top 16, Donald stated that he will have a second chance race for them.
As of right now, it appears that they are shooting to have the event on March 23rd and 24th of 2018. That, like previously stated is a Friday and Saturday. It will be a run till it's done event. The reason for that weekend is that it's not an NHRA weekend. This will also be a limited engagement show you could say. There will be approximately 500 spectator tickets issued for this event. Yep, that's right, only 500 spectator tickets will be available. It will also be a limited media event. There will be live feed for the event as well.
Update: There will be no testing prior to the event. Racers will be able to park on Thursday. The tickets will be the same price as the current VIP prices. Ticket sales date is yet to be determined. Precision Turbo has also come on board as a sponsor of the event.
We at E3xtreme have already started to make our plans to be there, and bring you the best coverage in the industry of this event. From start to finish. Stay tuned to E3xtreme for further details as they are available also.
500 Vip tickets for MICKEY THOMPSON / PRECISION TURBO SWEET 16 MARCH 23TH-24TH ANSWERS.
VIP PARKING INCLUDED
MOTORHOME PARKING INCLUDED
GOLF CART/4 WHEELER PIT PASS INCLUDED
FOOD AND DRINKS INCLUDED
OPEN ACCESS TO DRIVERS AND MINGLING WITH DRIVERS AND CREW ENCOURAGED
Not for sale at this time.
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Drivers Locked in as of 2:32 PM 7/1/17
1.STEVIE FAST / Shil Fuller
2.Jeff Sitton ( new Hyde car)
3.Tara N Dewayne Mills
9.Lee Bryson NORMAN BRYSON
10.ANDREW ALEPA/ Daniel Pharris
14. Isaac Preston
15.Frank Soldridge Amanda May
17.SCOTTY CANNON/Alan Pittman
21.Fletcher Cox / Shawn Robert Ayers
22.Chris Kneece / bumble bee
23.Rodney Whatley locked in
25.Jason Carter / Mark Micke MM TRANS
26.Rob Spar/Bill Lutz
27.David David-mandi ReeseReese/ Kelsey Reese.
39. 40.Bankston boyz racing (×2..2cars locked)
42.Mitrovic/Sliskovic Team 68
43.Todd Tutterow Ty Tutterow ( oh shit)
44.David monday. Driver. David monday race cars house car. Roots blown 63 corvette
45.Tommy Tommy Tdr Rainer
50.Dwayne Watkins/Bubba Watkins
51.Paolo Giust BLACK BETTY
52.Josh Becraft Klugger
54.GGTG Leroy Jr. Nabors
55.Tylor Miller PEE DEE FLEET
56. Mark Kyger
57. AFTERSHOCK - KYE KELLEY.